Kia Sportage Review from Malaysia

1997 Kia Sportage A 2.0

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance77800 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 305


I will never buy or recommend to others


The car rpm goes up faster when engaging a gear. The rpm touches 2500 before engaging 3rd gear. The engine raced for a long time, and my poor car is suffering and suffocating.

The power windows failed 6 months after purchase, and I kept repairing them until the warranty expired, and now I have given up repairing them.

Water from the air con leaked into the front passenger's leg area, and I had to send it to the workshop for repair and unclogging of the tubing. Fuel consumption is about 4 km per liter.

The turning radius is bad. To make a u-turn I have to reverse twice. The leather seat covers do not last.

This car is not stable at high speed, especially when cornering.

The appointed service center cannot repair the car professionally.

General Comments:

I like the shape of the car; it attracted me to buy it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th July, 2006

Average review marks: 1.0 / 10, based on 1 review